These are deaths reported in The Washington Post, Monday, October 21, 1918:
Death of Mrs. J. J. THOMAS
Mrs. J. J. THOMAS, wife of the instructor of mathematics at the Central High School, died yesterday at her home, 1244 Irving street northwest, a victim of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. Her body will be taken to Dorrant, Pa., her former home, for burial. Mrs. THOMAS is ill with influenza.
CHARLES N. RICHARDS DEAD
Fifty-five-year Employee of the Senate Will Be Buried Tomorrow
Charles N. RICHARDS, 76 years old, who was in his fifty-fifth year of continuous service of the United States Senate, died yesterday morning of uraemic poisoning, after an illness of six months. He had been superintendent of the Senate stationery room for many years prior to his death and knew many public men. He was born in Quincy, Mass., and served in the civil war in the same regiment with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, of the United States Supreme Court. He began his service in the Senate in 1864. For half a century he was a Sunday-school worker in the Temple Baptist Church, and for twenty-three years was superintendent, and was also the organizer of the Richards class.
Mr. RICHARDS, who lived at ?01 (first number illegible) Massachusetts avenue, is survived by his wife, three sons, Lambert B., William B. and Ralph B. RICHARDS, and Mrs. Ruth R. BEANE. The funeral, which will be private, will be held tomorrow.
BARELLI, Camille, 34, 108 Canal st., sw.
BARRON, Alice M., 29, 517 9th st. sw.
BONINE, Grace, 36 yrs., U. S. P. H. Emer. Hosp., No. 1.
BOYER, Wilbur L., 25, 3429 34th pl.
BROWN, Mamie, 24 yrs., 48 Jackson alley.
CHEENEY, Emma, 28, 602 F. st.
CHEENEY, Frederick W., 33, 690 Park rd. nw.
COLE, Jane, 23 yrs., Providence Hospital
COLIS, Beatrice, 14 months, 612 F. st. nw.
DE WALT, Mary, 26 yrs., 1012 7th st. sw.
DOUTON, Wheeler E., 21, Naval Hospital.
DRAGER, Henry, 29 yrs., 1237 H st. sw.
DUTY, Ida M., 55 yrs., 201 13th st. sw.
FRITZ, Harry P., 29, 1230 14th st. nw.
HEEMOVITZ, Robert, 2, Children’s Hospital.
HONESTY, William, 7 yrs., 3226 Grace st. nw.
HONSON, Raymond E., 30, 1810 Belmont st., nw.
JAJONIS, Paraskevi, 4, U. S. P. H., 612 F St.
JEFFRIES, John F., 30, 409 I st., ne.
JOHNSON, Bessie, 25 yrs., 915 Greens ct. nw.
JUNG, Salbome, 72 yrs., 5432 Conn. Ave.
KEEFE, Blance T., 38, 1101 K st. nw.
LEMONS, Louise, 36 yrs., 1230 12th st. nw.
LEVY, Hyman H., 33, 2028 Nichols ave. se.
LONSWEY, Bernadeitt E., 35, Plaza apt.
LYDDANE, Helner, 27, Georgetown Uni. Hosp.
MANDARA, Antonio, 20, 902 5th st. nw.
MARSHALL, Otelia L., 52, 1003 Otis pl. nw.
McELROY, John M., 36, 35 K st. nw.
MINTING, Calra, 32, 1156 15th st. nw.
NORRIS, Reginald, 43 yrs., St. Eliz. Hosp.
NORTH, George, 42, 1213 Pa. Ave. nw.
PAINTER, Dora, 23 yrs., 1369 28th st. nw.
PAINTER, Harry C., 29 yrs., Gt. Univ. Hosp.
PRYOR, Mamie, 26 yrs., Freedmen’s Hosp.
RATHBONE, Ruth A., 15 yrs., 621 Md. Ave. ne.
RHODES, Eden J., 1 yr., 129 Good Hope rd.
RICHARDS, Chas. N., 79, Emergency Hospital.
RONCHI, Blanbina, 5 yrs., U. S. P. H. Emer. Hosp., No. 2.
SHARPE, Raekley A., 27, U. S. P. H. Emergency Hospital No. 2.
SHELBY, Annie R., 32 yrs., 921 C st. sw.
SIMMS, Henry, 5 mos., 1011½ Fenton pl. nw.
SING, Chin Way, 32 yrs., Wash. Asyl. Hosp.
THOMAS, Marie E., 31, 1244 Irving st. nw.
WHEEDEN, Thomas J., 74, 906 8th st. se.
WILLIAMS, George, 41, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
W. A. M’KENZIE DIES IN BRISTOL
Chief of War Risk Bureau Suffered a Break Down From War Work
Word reached Washington last night of the death yesterday morning of W. A. McKENZIE, chief clerk of the war risk insurance bureau, at the home of his father in Bristol, R.I., where he had been taken after a nervous breakdown brought on through overwork.
Going to the war risk bureau when it was first being organized, Mr. McKENZIE was made chief clerk, and practically formed the clerical force, being in direct charge of the 12,000 employes. About a month ago he was taken ill and removed to a Washington hospital, where he remained for two weeks. He was believed to be improving, and was taken to his father’s home.
Mr. McKENZIE was 45 years of age, and had been in Washington for about eight years. Previous to his connection with the food administration and the war risk bureau he was with the census bureau. He is survived by his wife, two sisters and two brothers of Providence, in addition to his father, W. C. McKENZIE.
Mr. McKENZIE was a Spanish war veteran and had offered his services to the government during the present war, but was rejected because of a physical disability. He was a prominent Mason.
(A different article on this story was also in the Baltimore News on October 23.)
2 CHILDREN DIE IN A GAS BLAST
Six Others Escape When Cumberland House Is Wrecked
Special to The Washington Post
Cumberland, Md., Oct. 20—Virginia, aged 12, and Melvin Woodrow, aged 2, children of William and Eliza HUMBERTSON, were killed today by the collapsing front walls of their home on North Center street, from an explosion of gas. The father says he had opened a closet door when the fumes shot out and ignited from the coal stove.
The girl was holding her little brother in her arms at the front window. The boy was badly burned about the face, hands and body. He was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital. A 2-month-old infant in a baby buggy in the room was uninjured. Three other children with their mother in the kitchen escaped, while two more were out.
The explosion wrecked the front of the house completely and blew furniture out into the street. Windows in many houses in the neighborhood were broken. The noise from the explosion was heard over a greater portion of the city.
HUMBERTSON, who is employed as a night watchman, says he had detected escaping gas for several weeks and had notified his landlord. While bricks were still falling Francis J. DRUM, of Washington, who is here on a visit, and his brother, James L. DRUM, rushed into the house and removed the frightfully mangled bodies of the two children.
"FLU" KILLS FIFTH COUPLE
Epidemic Also Taking Heavy Toll of Children in Cumberland
Special to The Washington Post
Cumberland, Md., Oct. 20—The deaths from the influenza epidemic today were confined largely to children, only a comparatively few adults having been reported as succumbing. Mrs. Matilda ROHMAN, aged 65, widow of Casper ROHMAN, died today. Her husband died on October 12. Three sons, including Edward ROHMAN, are at Camp Meade, and six daughters survive.
Her death completes the fifth instance in which husband and wife have died here during the present outbreak.
These are the death related excerpts from the NEWS OF ALEXANDRIA column:
Washington Post Bureau
703 King street, Alexandria, Va.
But two deaths from pneumonia developing from Spanish influenza occurred in this city between Saturday night and late last night, as against eleven for the preceding 24 hours, indicating the health officials say, that the epidemic is on the wane. Though there are still many influenza patients in the hospitals and in private residences, nearly all, it is reported, have passed the danger point and will recover.
Mrs. Sarah FREEDMAN, 24, wife of Abe FREEDMAN, died yesterday morning at her home, 400 South St., Asaph street. Besides her husband she is survived by one child. The body will be sent to New York city for burial.
Ray RUSHING, 20, died Saturday night at the temporary hospital in the Westminster building. He was a native of Illinois. The body will be sent to his former home in that State for burial.
Mrs. John T. COLE Dies Suddenly
Mrs. Henrietta Gibson COLE, wife of Dr. John T. COLE, and daughter of the late Dr. William GIBSON of this city, died suddenly early yesterday afternoon at her home, 800 East Capitol street, Washington, of acute indigestion. Besides her husband, Mrs. COLE is survived by three sons and a daughter. Surviving her in this city are two sisters—Miss Emily GIBSON and Mrs. David Janney HOWELL—and a brother, Richard GIBSON.
James BEALL Dead; Aged 64 Years
James BEALL, 64, died yesterday morning at his home at Addison Heights, Alexandria county.
W. CHEENEY and Wife Dead From Influenza, Leaving 2 Children Seriously Sick
The influenza list yesterday revealed a family tragedy in the deaths of Frederick W. CHEENEY and his wife, 630 Park road northwest. Mr. CHEENEY and his wife leave a son and daughter, both of whom are seriously ill. Margaret, aged 6, suffering with influenza, is not expected to live, and Frederick, jr., aged 4, is confined with diphtheria in the next room to his sister at the Providence Hospital.
Mr. CHEENEY was 33 years old and was a member of the fire department for nine years, assigned to truck house, No. 6. He was taken ill on the seventh of this month and died on October 17, and his wife, who was 28 years of age, died fifteen hours later at the Providence Hospital.
J. Kane DOUGHERTY Dead; Wife Died on October 11
J. Kane DOUGHERTY, a well-known Washington newspaper man, died o pneumonia yesterday, after a week’s illness at the home of his brother, Emmet DOUGHERTY, 1753 Columbia road northwest. He became ill last Monday, following the funeral services for his wife, who died the previous Friday.
Mr. DOUGHERTY, who was 39 years old, was one of the most popular newspaper men in the National Capital. He came to Washington from Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1913, and became a member of the Washington Times staff. He joined the Washington bureau of the Chicago Tribune about a year ago.
Besides his brother, who is a newspaper man, he is survived by two daughters, Martha Louise, aged 8, and Catherine, aged 6; his mother and three sisters.
The body, with that of Mrs. DOUGHERTY, will be taken today to Ottumwa for burial.
ASKED DEATH IF CHURCH CLOSED
Prayer of Pastor in Baltimore Was Quickly Answered
Special to The Washington Post
Baltimore, Oct. 20—Last week the Rev. J. Wynne JONES, who lived in Highlandtown, prayed in a sort of Billy Sunday way:
"Lord, if these fellows here in town close up all the churches on Sunday, I hope I will not live to see the day when Thy place is shut!"
Forty-five minutes later Dr. JONES lay dead—a victim of heart failure.
Dr. JONES was a pastor in Baltimore for more than 40 years. In that time he built up one of the largest acquaintances any pastor has ever built up in Baltimore. He founded the old Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church. Dr. JONES looked like President McKINLEY. He had the same nose, the same square mouth, the same rounded, forceful head.
MARYLAND AND THE VIRGINIAS
Winchester, Oct. 20—Harry Baker THATCHER, business manager of the Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily Independent, died yesterday of pneumonia, following influenza. Surviving are a widow, one child, his mother and a sister. He was a member of Winchester Lodge of Elks.
Miss Angie I. FRIES, 26, who left here last week to nurse her sister, Mrs. Ruth Hardy, at Martinsburg, died of pneumonia, following influenza, having contracted the disease while caring for her sister.
Mrs. Bessie F. PARKER, 40, widow of Theodore E. PARKER, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. FISHER, died Saturday of pneumonia. Her only son is ill of the same disease.
Miss Lucy MILLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MILLER, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. T. TAYLOR, in Washington, of pneumonia, after several days’ illness. Surviving are her parents, three sisters and four brothers.
A. H. PEYTON, of Boyce, Va., lost his wife and three children from influenza all within a few days.
Heathsville, Oct. 20—Mrs. Jeff NEWSOME, aged 61 years, died Saturday of heart trouble at her home in Lottsburg. Interment was today at Melrose Methodist Church, the Rev. T. G. LANGHORN conducting the services.
Mrs. Jennie MURREN, 75 years old, died at her home in Lewisetta yesterday. Burial will be a Totuskey, Richmond county.
The body of Mrs. Mary Martin GILLIONS was brought from Washington, where she died, and interred in Melrose Cemetery.
Bristol, Oct. 20—The Rev. Hugh HUDSON died at his home here Friday, following a brief illness of pneumonia. He was the editor of the Appalachian Synod, a Presbyterian publication, and also superintendent of the home mission and evangelist for the synod of Appalachia. He came here several months ago from Charlottesville, where he was engaged in similar work. His wife and two children survive.
J. T. WICKER, 52, died at his home of influenza. Funeral services were conducted yesterday from the home. Two daughters and three sons survive.
Kate HATCHER, 10, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Maggie HATCHER, at Vance, near here, of pneumonia. Surviving are her mother and one sister.
Fredericksburg, Oct. 20—Thomas H. MUSSELMAN, a well-known resident, died at the home here of his son, Gordon MUSSELMAN, Friday night, of paralysis, aged 70 years.
Funeral of Dr. C. N. ETCHISON
Special to The Washington Post
Rockville, Md., Oct. 20—The funeral of Dr. Carleton N. ETCHISON, one of the county’s best known physicians, who died Thursday from pneumonia following influenza, took place this afternoon from his home in Gaithersburg. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. I. RINGER, of Grace Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Millard F. MINNICK, pastor of Ascension Episcopal Church. Burial was in Forest Oak Cemetery. Services at the grave were conducted by the Gaithersburg Lodge of Masons.
Death of W. W. HARDING
Special to The Washington Post
Filbert, W Va., Oct. 20—Willis Wayne HARDING, superintendent of the Filbert plant of the United States Coal and Coke Company, of Gary, W. Va., for the past ten years, died here last night, aged 30. He was a son of Mrs. Willima [sic] Jenkins HARDING. He leaves a widow.
BELL—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, Irene Elsie BELL.
Funeral (private) from Hines’ undertaking chapel, Fourteenth and Riggs streets northwest, on Tuesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. The Rev. J. H. NELMS will officiate.
BOYER—On Saturday morning, October 19, 1918, at his residence, 3429 Thirty-fourth place, Wilbur Le Roy BOYER, Lieutenant, tank corps, U.S.A., son of Mrs. Frank N. GRIGG; in the twenty-fifth year of his age.
Funeral services private (Chicago, Ill., and Muskegon, Mich., papers please copy.)
CASSIDY—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 3:45 p.m., at her residence, 3821 Michigan avenue northeast, Grace, beloved wife of Charles J. CASSIDY.
Funeral (private) from her late residence, Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m.
CHEENEY—On Friday, October 18, 1918, at 12 p.m., Frederick W., beloved husband of Emma CHEENEY (nee TYSER).
Funeral Tuesday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 630 Park road. Funeral private. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
CHEENEY—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 3:25 p.m., Emma, beloved wife of the late Frederick W. CHEENEY, at 612 F street.
Funeral from her late residence, 630 Park road northwest, Tuesday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m. Funeral private. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
COLE—Suddenly, on Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 1:15 p.m., at her residence, 800 East Capitol street, Henrietta, wife of Dr. John T. COLE.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
COPENHAVER, On Thursday, October 17, 1918, at her residence, 8810 Keokuk street northwest, Gertrude Holden, beloved wife of Eugene C. COPENHAVER.
Funeral private. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
CROWE, On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 4:30 p.m., after a short illness, Mrs. Dorothy M., beloved wife of Joseph N. CROWE and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DRISCOLL.
DONNELLY—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 11:30 p.m., at Garfield Hospital, A. F., husband of Maud DONNELLY.
Funeral front chapel of Thomas SERGEON, Seventh street and New York avenue, Monday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m.
FAIR, On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 9 a.m., at Detroit, Mich., Ella Mae, wife of Judson R. FAIR and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. JAEGER.
(The next two are badly torn, but there is still some information.)
FROLICH—Suddenly, on Thursday, October 17, 1918, at 11:30 a.m. at Tuxedo, Md., ? CATHARINE North, the beloved daughter ?? of Joseph H. and Kate FROLICH (nee ?)
????? late residence, Sunday, October 27, ????. Interment at Addison ????. ??? friends invited.
GARRETT--?? Friday, October 18, 1918, at ?????, William Ashton, husband of ?? GARRETT.
????? house, 1343 Perry place northwest, Monday, October 21, 2 p.m. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
GILL—Friday, October 18, 1918, at 7:45 p.m., Aloysius A., beloved husband of Lucy M. GILL (nee PITZARELL) and son of Mrs. George DORR and the late Spalding GILL, aged twenty-five years.
Funeral from his late residence, 239 Massachusetts avenue northwest, on Monday, October 21, at 9 a.m. Interment at Baltimore, Md.
GOODWIN—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at her residence, 722 Fifth street northeast, Lillian D., beloved wife of the late Charles M. GOODWIN.
Funeral from the chapel of William H. SARDO & Co., 412 H street northeast, on Tuesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. Relative and friends invited to attend. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. (Greensburg, Pa. papers please copy.)
IRELAN—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 9:30 a.m., after a brief illness of pneumonia, Eleanor White, daughter of Charles MORRIS and Frances White IRELAN, in the nineteenth year of her age.
Notice of funeral later.
JOYCE—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio, Thomas JOYCE, a native of Galway, Ireland, and nephew of Mrs. Ellen McDONALD, of 2126 Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Notice of funeral hereafter. (Pittsburgh papers please copy.)
KEEFE—Suddenly, on Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 9 a.m., of pneumonia, Blanche T., daughter of the late John P. and Martha A. KEEFE.
Remains at WRIGHT’s funeral parlors, 1337 Tenth street northwest, until the services, 9 o’clock a.m., Tuesday, October 22. Funeral private.
KOONTZ—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 7:20 pm., Mary M., beloved wife of the late George R. KOONTZ.
Funeral from her late residence, 517 Thirteenth street northwest, Wednesday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. Interment private. (New York and Baltimore papers please copy.)
LUBEY—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, M. M., beloved wife of the late Col. T. Lubey.
Funeral Monday, October 21, at 11 a.m., from 101 North Carolina avenue southeast.
LUNN—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 5:15 p.m., at her residence, 1400 Fifteenth street northwest, Bessie M. LUNN (nee CROSS), beloved wife of William M. LUNN.
Funeral from her parents’ residence, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. BATES, 106 Eleventh street southeast, on Wednesday, October 23, at 2 p.m.
LYNN—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 12 noon, Irene N. LYNN, beloved daughter of Catherine J. BRITTAIN, of 1482 Newton street northwest.
Notice of Funeral hereafter. (Baltimore and Philadelphia papers please copy.)
MARSHALL—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 5:30 a.m., Mrs. Otelia Frank MARSHALL.
Funeral on Monday, October 21, at 3:30 p.m., from the residence of her mother, 1003 Otis place northwest.
MULQUIN—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 3:45, at his residence, 24 I street northwest, James J., son of James A. and Matilda C. MULQUIN.
Notice of Funeral hereafter.
McCLELLAN—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 4:45 p.m., of pneumonia, at her residence, Fort Myer, Va., Margaret Bernardette McCLELLAN (nee BURKE), beloved wife of Lieut. John Bernard McCLELLAN, U.S.A., aged twenty-four years.
Funeral from the home of her parents, 61 P street northeast, Wednesday, October 23, at 9 o’clock. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited to attend.
McELROY—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at Washington, D.C., John Bruna, son of William Henry and Gertrude L. McELROY, of Baltimore, Md.
Interment on Wednesday, October 23, at Phoenixville, Pa.
NOLTE—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, Elenora, beloved mother of William J. NOLTE and grandmother of Mrs. Elizabeth SCHULTZ.
PERRY—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 8:40 a.m., Alice Weaver, beloved wife of Thomas W. PERRY, aged thirty-two years.
Funeral (private) on Monday, October 21, at 3 p.m.
RICHARDS—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 7 a.m., Charles N., beloved husband of Mary Bergman RICHARDS and father of Lambert B., William B. Ralph B., RICHARDS, Ruth R. BEANE and the late Mary R. WOODWARD.
Funeral (private) Tuesday, October 22. No flowers.
ROSSER—On Friday, October 18, 1918, at 4 p.m., at his residence, 1427 Twenty-first street northwest, Leonard Young, beloved husband of Mary C. ROSSER.
Funeral (private) on Monday, October 21, at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington Cemetery.
SANDERS—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 11 p.m., St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Robert E. SANDERS, aged forty-three years.
Remains at Thomas COSTELLO’s undertaking parlors. Notice of funeral hereafter.
SCALA—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at 8 a.m., Mary Emma SCALA (nee HUNDLEY), at her residence, 1112 D street southeast. Survived by her devoted husband and daughter, Chester A. and Dorris M. SCALA.
Funeral on Monday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Interment private.
SEFTON—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, at 4:45 a.m., at Georgetown University Hospital, May E. SEFTON (nee ECKLOFF), beloved wife of Albert H. SEFTON.
Funeral (private) from LEE’s undertaking establishment.
SMITH—On Saturday, October 19, 1918, at Garfield Hospital, Charlotte, beloved mother of Thomas and Sampson SMITH and faithful servant of Charles A. LANGLEY family.
Funeral from James H. WINSLOW’s chapel, on Monday, October 21, at 2 p.m. Interment at Harmony Cemetery.
SNELL—On Thursday morning, October 17, 1918, at her residence, 3920 McKinley street, Chevy Chase, D.C., Sarah Rittenhouse, wife of Maj. Charles L. SNELL.
Funeral (private) from the residence at 10 a.m., Monday, October 21. Interment Arlington.
TUFTS—On Sunday, October 20, 1918, Loring S., beloved son of Capt. William O. and Glenn S. TUFTS.
Funeral (private) from WRIGHT’s undertaking parlors, 1337 Tenth street northwest, on Tuesday, October 22, at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.
VAN DYKE—On Friday, October 18, 1918, Mary Elizabeth Weston, widow of H. B. VAN DYKE.
Funeral from her late residence, 1840 Biltmore street northwest, Monday, October 21, at 3 p.m.
DEATH OF LADY RAVENSWORTH
Lady RAVENSWORTH, whose death has just been announced by cable, was a woman who had many American friends, most of the acquired in connection with her activities in behalf of the cause of woman suffrage, as well as in philanthropic work, especially that relating to child welfare.
She must not be confounded with Emma Countess of RAVENSWORTH, widow of the penultimate earl of that ilk. I few months after his death the countess, who was a widow when she married the earl, embarked upon a third matrimonial adventure, which created a good deal of stir in England. For her third husband, she chose James William WADSWORTH, a man barely a third of her age, who had been until then in her service, first as groom and then as coachman.
A curious feature of the wedding, which took place at St. George’s Hanover square—the church where Theodore Roosevelt was married to his present wife—was that after the ceremony the elderly bride returned to her house in Upper Grosvenor street, while the bridegroom went back to his lodgings above the stables, and continued to live there for the following three weeks, during which time he drove his wife every afternoon in Hyde Park, he seated on the box, in coachman’s livery, with a footman beside him, and she reclining alone in the Victoria, the observed of all observers. Their married existence lasted just five years, and then the coachman-husband took his departure for another and better world, leaving his wife a widow for the third time.
Forfeited Status as Peeress
She still retains by courtesy and in accordance with usage her title of Countess of Ravensworth, but by marrying the coachman forfeited her status and prerogatives as a peeress of the realm. She is a sister of the late Lord DENMAN and a granddaughter of that eminent jurist, the first Lord DENMAN, who undertook, jointly with the first Lord BROUGHAM, the defense of Queen Caroline when she was brought to trial before the House of Lords on charges of infidelity brought against her by that most faithless and dissolute of husbands, King George IV.
As for the Lady RAVENSWORTH who has just died, she was a very different stamp of woman from the countess of the same name, and enjoyed much popularity and regard among all classes. Though the RAVENSWORTH earldom has gone out of existence, her husband, formerly a clerk of the war department, inherited the barony of RAVENSWORTH, as well as the valuable entailed estates, including Ravensworth Castle, in Durham. He enjoys a rent roll of about $200,000 a year, mostly derived from collieries, and is descended in a direct line from the Liddell who defended Newcastle for King Charles I against the Scots in 1640.
Marquise De FONTENOY
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